The Dust Jacket: The Weekly List, September 22nd through 28th

Welcome to my first attempt to roll all of New York’s literary events into one, easy to navigate calendar! In order to help out my all my fellow literature-hungry, cash strapped New Yorkers, I’ve put together a compilation of all the free or nearly free events that I could find.

I mistakenly thought I’d save myself some work by beginning this AFTER that juggernaut, The Brooklyn Book Festival, wrapped, but it turns out that if you thought you had missed the Festival, you can still make your own, by mixing and matching a bunch of the authors at various bookstores- especially in the first half of the week.

I hope this helps some of you!- If you know of any that I missed, please share! Or if you happen to know which one of these events will have the Holy Grail, let us know that too! I’m sure we could all use a little help with the decision-making!


Monday, September 22nd

6:00pm—9:00pm
CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off!
BRIC 647 Fulton St.

6:00 pm
Michael Cho: Shoplifter
Barnes & Nobles, 97 Warren Street

6:00 pm
Book Reading: William D. Cohan discusses his book The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal
The Roosevelt House, Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

6:00 – 8:00
Reception: MFA Illustration: The Book Show
SVA Gramercy Gallery

6:30 pm
Slide Lecture | Adam Tanner discusses his book What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It
Mid-Manhattan Library

7:00pm – 9:00pm
How We Read Now
Brooklyn Winery 213 North 8th St.

7:30
Ann Hood reads from her book An Italian Wife
Barnes and Noble, 1972 Broadway

7:00 pm
Jerry Zaks, Austin Pendelton and Joanna Merlin With Barbara Isenberg

7:00 pm
We’re All Mad Here with Lauren Beukes, Lev Grossman, and Jeff VanderMeer
Housing Works Bookstore

7:00 pm
The Books Dept. of the French Embassy presents: WORDS & CONFLICTS: A panel discussion moderated by Adam Shatz
McNally Jackson Books

7:00 pm
Sarah Ruhl: 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write
BookCourt,
163 Court Street

7:00 pm
Reading & Discussion: So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan, with Michael Cunningham
THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo], 37 Main Street

7:00 pm
DANIEL KEHLMANN
192 Books, 192 10th Avenue

7:30 pm
Luke Goebel presents Fourteen Stories, None of Them are Yours
686 Fulton Street

Tuesday, September 23

6:00pm
Rooms: Lauren Oliver
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

6:00 pm
Book Reading | Jonathan Darman discusses his book Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

6:30 pm
Slide Lecture | Kevin Walsh discusses his book Forgotten Queens

6:30
“On This Site”: Richard McGuire, Michael Benson, and Matt Knutzen
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue

6:30pm-7:30pm
Leon Levy Biography Lecture: Richard Holmes
The Graduate Center Public Programs (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

7:00pm
A Tribute to Jean Valentine
Bryant Park

7:00pm
Vanessa Manko in Conversation With Colum McCann
Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028-2105

7:00pm
Brian Morton on his latest, Florence Gordon
Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

7:00pm
Harper Perennial Publishers 50th Anniversary Celebration
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

7:00 pm
Book Signing | Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-winning Times columnist, signs copies of his book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

7:00pm
SPUYTEN DUYVIL reading
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

7:00pm
Paul M. Barrett author of Law of the Jungle
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm
Book Launch: My Rules by Glen E. Friedman
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wednesday, September 24

Noon!
Books at Noon: Susan Minot
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

1:00 pm
Story Time for Grown-Ups
Mid-Manhattan Library

6:00pm
The Library Vaccine
Artists Space : Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

6:00pm
Deborah Feingold: Music
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

7:00pm
Martha Stewart discusses her book One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More
Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

7:00pm
Joseph Lelyveld (Nonfiction Dialogues)
Dodge Hall, Room 501 – Columbia University
2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

7:00pm
The Art of Collaboration: Poet Idra Novey and artist Erica Baum on their collective project THE VISITOR
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

7:30pm
Book Reading | Anne Sinclair discusses her book My Grandfather’s Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

7:30pm
Donald Antrim & Lorin Stein
Greenlight Book Store, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 00112-1716

Thursday, September 25

2:00pm
Lecture: Hilton Als
Higgins Hall Auditorium (018), Pratt Institute, 1 ST JAMES PLACE, Brooklyn, NY 11205

4:00pm
Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

6:30 pm
Mad. Sq. Reads: Sarah Ruhl
Madison Square Park

7:00pm
Reading | Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Show

7:00pm
10:04: Ben Lerner in Conversation with Lorin Stein
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

7:00 pm
Book Reading | Marie-Helene Bertino reads from her book 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas

7:00pm
David Bezmogis author of The Betrayers
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm
Book Launch: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:30pm
Will Boast & Julia Fierro
Greenlight Book Store, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 00112-1716

7:30pm
Pete’s Reading Series: Mira Jacob & Alison Hart
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Friday, September 26

5:00pm
NYU Creative Writing Presents: Alumni Reading
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10011

7:00pm
Escribir en Nueva York. Antología de narradores hispanoamericanos
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

7:00 pm
Book Discussion | Book Group: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

8:00pm
Pelt v. 3: Sci-pulp Poetrics Launch Party
Wendy’s Subway, 722 Metropolitan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

7:00pm-8:00pm
Kristin Battista-Frazee
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805

Saturday, September 27

2:00 pm
Book Signing | Photographer Larry Towell discusses his book Afghanistan

7:00pm
NYU Creative Writing Presents: Washington Square Launch Party
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10011

7:00 pm
Dylan Landis author of Rainey Royal
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

8:00 pm
Staged Reading | Play Reading: Kept Woman by Rebekah Suellau

Sunday, September 28

5:00pm
Trespass: Poems
Barnes & Noble,Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

5:00pm
Book Launch: The Imaginary App by Paul D. Miller
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

6:00pm
A Night of Poetry and Fine Wine
Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3803

7:30pm
New York Stories with Budd Mishkin—Born in the USSR
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

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